simon and garfunkel quote

It seems to me that at 19 or 20, a young man is burning to be great at something. I was. You have a vision that’s beyond the neighborhood. You want to make a mark while you’re alive. You don’t know exactly your future, but you want to be great at it. And greatness is an important word. And you dare not tell anybody how extreme and how burning are your visions, because you don’t want anybody to mess with them
—  Art Garfunkel

I applied gesso over a page that didn’t work at all, then painted the dry gesso with watercolors. Writing by the TWSBI Eco Broad fountain pen and Noodler’s Bernanke Black ink.

For some reason, this song went through my head every time I looked at the background (I think because of the word “dappled”), so…

I got no deeds to do
And no promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all her petals on me
Life, I love you
All is groovy

-Simon & Garkfunkel, “The 59th Stree Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”